Recent Economy Blogs

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Are You Chicago's Next Big Thing?

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Mar 18, 2014

When you think of the cradle of tech, you probably think of California's Silicon Valley, home of companies like Google, Hewlett-Packard, and Apple. But California's not the only state...

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Getting the Unemployed Back to Work

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Mar 10, 2014

In a difficult economy, even people with valuable job skills, like Seattle contractors, can find themselves struggling for work. For some, it's even harder, which is why Seattle's Vigor...

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Portland's Construction Boom

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Mar 05, 2014

Portland, Oregon's economy appears to be recovering well, at least in terms of the housing market. The bustling city's construction-related activity is growing so quickly that city...

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Miami Home Sales Shoot Up

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Feb 25, 2014

The country's housing market is sluggish, but somebody forgot to tell Miami. Home sales in the city are skyrocketing, with housing prices rising by almost 10% in January. The city has...

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Rent-to-Own to Open Market

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Feb 21, 2014

Getting a home loan can be tough if you don't have the right qualifications, which is one reason rent-to-own programs can be appealing...but they can be hard to get into as well. A...

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Enjoy Snow-Free Streets While You Can, Boston

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Feb 06, 2014

Massachusetts residents may be facing an even snowier winter than usual, and I'm not talking about the polar vortex. Plow contractors who spend their hours pounding the Boston concrete...

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San Diego Home Prices Leveling Out

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Jan 29, 2014

In San Diego, home prices seem to have hit a plateau, although they experienced an overall increase during 2013. Economists suspect the market will remain flat in 2014, and could slow...

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Transit-Oriented Development for San Diego

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Jan 03, 2014

Transit-oriented housing may be the wave of the 21st century, especially if environmental activists and smart urban planners have their way. It makes sense, concentrating people into...